Friday News Wrap-up 8 July 2011
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It’s only the first week of July and the effects of June are still carrying over, what with so many great releases to choose from. As it is things are positively hectic behind the scenes for AppSpy, but lets take some time out from playing these awesome games to cover some of the important points of the last week.
First up, I hope you’re watching. While we’re unsure if this is what we can expect on iOS devices, Warm Gun by Emotional Robots is shaping up to be an intriguing multiplayer first-person shooter. What originally started out as a PC project will be coming to iOS devices as well, giving players a chance to pick one of a handful of characters, each with their own unique weapons to battle it out for supremacy in a post-apocalyptic Wild West revival setting.
If there’s one thing the Internet loves, it’s controversy. Developer ‘Edge Games’ has long since made a name for itself as a rather peculiar company, aggressively enforcing trademarks related to the word ‘Edge’, culminating in some large clashes that spilled over to the App Store. In a surprising twist, the developer has finally released a new game called ‘EDGEBobby2’ - marketed as a sequel to the original game ‘Bobby Bearing’ you can check out a free lite version on the App Store to judge the game for yourself.
If I have to explain why I’m excited over there being even a slim chance of The Neverhood coming to App Store, then we might not be able to be friends. Ok, that’s an over-reaction, but I’m not ashamed to say this adventure game is a nostalgic classic I’d love to play again. Developer Bazinga Studios is attempting to negotiate a licensing contract to bring the claymation adventure game to the App Store (and possibly other devices), so fingers crossed!
While some may think I’m crazy, I’m not too sure how well Pokemon would succeed on iOS devices. With that said, I certainly wouldn’t say no and being who I am I’d fall victim to it immediately. Sadly that day is not yet here, but Pokemon is on its way to the App Store - or at least the Japanese App Store in the form of ‘Pokemon Say Tap? BW’. This official app is based around music and cards, so it’s hard to call it a true Pokemon game, but consider it will be for free I’m immediately jealous of Japanese iOS users and fairly certain it’ll be a hit.
Lastly, don’t forget to grab a copy of Marathon - yes, that’s the classic Bungie original title of Marathon - for your iPad. If you’re feeling a bit flush you can also shell out for ‘high quality’ textures. It’s great to see a fan-project like this coming to life, especially since (in a rather touching gesture) it received support from Bungie directly. What’cha waiting for? Go download it!
Considering my illness last week I think I owe it to everyone to flag at least two games this week for ‘game of the week’, so if you’re looking for something special check out these titles.
First up is Continuity 2: The Continuation. While it may sport some features that players have seen before, the gestalt is something entirely far too engaging for its own good. Attempting to conquer all of its levels is no easy task, though one well worth taking on.
And for this week I’m going to have to go back a little as well and hand it out to Pudding Panic. I know, shock-horror, especially with games like Street Fighter IV Volt, The King of Fighters-i and Deathsmiles hitting in the same week. Sadly the one thing these three titles lack is originality - when it comes down to it I can play all of them (arguably in a better manner) on a console, which is something I cannot do with the amusing and challenging real-time puzzler that is Pudding Panic. It’s a great change of pace from the usual action titles, packing polished aesthetics and a fun twist on train-track based puzzle games.
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